The video program portrays episodes in U.S. history when the country was faced with problems of too much or too little money. These episodes include the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods, the years of the two Banks of the United States, the Civil War period, and the Greenback and Populist eras. Several conventions and institutions devised to solve money problems are highlighted. Among these is the Federal Reserve System, created by Congress in 1913 and given the responsibility of promoting a healthy economy through the control of the banking system's ability to create money.
Host: Michael McNabe